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November 29, 2020
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The Winning Walk is the international teaching ministry of Dr. Ed Young.

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  • Dr Ed Young: it was a beautifulspring day, the sun was out, the
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  • sky was clear, the breeze was acooling breeze, what a
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  • fabulous time.
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  • And a whole bunch of familieswent out to a field, it was a
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  • beautiful field with greengrass, and the children were out
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  • there running in the fields andthe parents were standing around
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  • the field.
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  • It was one of those glorious, wewould call it bluebird days.
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  • We've had a whole bundle of themrecently.
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  • And it was a time of celebrationand a time of joy to see the
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  • children jumping and they werechasing butterflies, they were
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  • all in the air.
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  • When suddenly the parentsnoticed in the field there were
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  • land mines.
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  • And then they looked around andsaid, those are not butterflies,
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  • those are bullets.
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  • Everything changed.
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  • Radically changed.
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  • Now they were on a battlefield.
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  • A war.
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  • Totally unexpected.
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  • And things that were importantthat day, what we gonna have for
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  • dinner tonight, and what I'llwear to work tomorrow, and what
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  • about the children's schooling,and you know the bed I sleep on
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  • is too hard, and all thosethings in wartime, in true
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  • wartime, does not make a bit ofdifference.
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  • Now we've been talking about acultural war.
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  • What is that?
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  • We talked about all the battlesthat were in the culture of the
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  • United States.
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  • We dealt with those battles andwe've already talked about phase
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  • one, how we'll win the war, andnow we talk about phase two and
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  • winning the cultural war.
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  • But we have to understand, Ithink, what I picked up from
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  • Peter Kreeft, Professor atBoston College, is he talked
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  • about Chuck Colson.
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  • Chuck Colson gave us theseparameters, fundamental
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  • principles, all cultural wars,anytime, anyplace, in all
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  • of history.
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  • In all of history.
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  • This is how a culture operates.
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  • This ought to be written intoour minds and hearts so we can
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  • understand, philosophically atleast and functionally at least,
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  • where we are.
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  • First of all you have cops andconscience.
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  • Where you have a people, aculture, and they have a high
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  • degree of conscience, right andwrong, morality, you don't need
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  • a lot of cops.
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  • The crime areas is where youneed cops.
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  • In other areas you have a highdegree of conscience.
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  • But where you do not have a highdegree of conscience, you must
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  • have cops.
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  • So as you have more cops areneeded to keep law and order and
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  • harmony and safety with people,you know your conscience
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  • is declining.
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  • Where you have fewer copsoperative you know the
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  • conscience of those people ofthat area is increasing.
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  • These are both good things, theycomplement one another.
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  • Where you have community youdon't have to worry about chaos.
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  • Where you don't have communityalways you deal with chaos.
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  • And when you have chaos, thecops must come in.
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  • And if you continue to have acommunity that is not united, a
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  • community that is fighting, acommunity that has no harmony
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  • about it, always you have chaosand cops have to come in and you
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  • end up having anarchy.
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  • Dictatorship.Ruled by a few.
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  • The government top-heavy,handling everything else in the
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  • affairs of human beings.
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  • Now this is a fundamentalprinciples of all cultural wars.
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  • You can't argue with it.
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  • I don't think many people evertried to argue with it.
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  • And the question is, where arewe, ladies and gentlemen?
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  • We, right now, this moment, weare in that kind of battle in
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  • the day and age in which we arenow living.
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  • And if we do not understand thatand we do not see the importance
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  • of this battle, because it ismore vicious than any kind of
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  • context or any kind of warhumanity has ever been in.
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  • Get that.
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  • Understand that.
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  • Comprehend that.
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  • This is where we are today.
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  • Now, who is our enemy?
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  • We've been infected with adisease.
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  • If we can discover the cause ofthat disease, and we can decide
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  • who our enemy is, if you're in abattle you'd better know who
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  • your opposition is, who you'refighting with.
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  • Our enemy is the devil.
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  • It's evil.
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  • It's Satan.
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  • And somebody said, oh, you meanyou're going to bring out that
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  • guy in the red tights and thehorns and the pitchfork
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  • and the hooves?
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  • Listen, Jesus met the devilhead-on there in the Garden of
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  • Gethsemane before the cross.
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  • Jesus encountered evil forces,demonic forces, all the way
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  • through his ministry, all theway through his life on this
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  • earth, and he confronted them.
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  • And he knew the devil because hecreated the devil.
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  • Whoa! Time out!
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  • You mean Jesus created thedevil?
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  • He certainly did.
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  • We know a little bit about thatcosmic battle from the by Bible,
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  • way above our pay scale, butthat supernatural battle when
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  • the devil was created as anangel.
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  • And the devil and his entourage,they decided through pride they
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  • wanted to run their own life andhe wanted to be God.
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  • And in that battle he was thrownout of heaven.
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  • And therefore, we have Satan, afallen angel.
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  • Now a lot of people think,here's God, juxtaposed to God is
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  • Satan, Satan is evil and God isgood and that's the battle.
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  • No, Satan is not juxtaposed toGod.
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  • Satan is smarter than we are,more powerful than we are, but
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  • he is an angel not unlikeMichael, who was an archangel.
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  • Satan would be juxtaposed toMichael.
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  • He's not omnipotent, omniscient,or omnipresent, make no mistake
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  • about it.
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  • So we misunderstand that.
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  • Satan was a fallen angel, andtherefore his purpose is to
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  • undercut and to destroy, tokill, to deceive, to malign, to
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  • slander all of us.
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  • And by the way, he doesn't comedressed like that in a red suit
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  • with a pitchfork and horns, hecomes as a beautiful person, as
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  • a very congenial person, as avery sweet person, as a very
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  • warm, encouraging, cheerleadingsomeone we'd all want to listen
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  • to and learn from.
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  • An angel of light, fallen.
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  • That is the forces of evil thatwe see.
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  • Satan, that is our enemy and allof his emissaries, all
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  • the demons.
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  • And they operate in asupernatural area and they seek
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  • to invade and destroy the livesof all of us who are created in
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  • the image of God.
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  • By the way, the 20th century, Ibelieve, was the century of
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  • the devil.
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  • It's almost like the devil wentbefore God and said, give me one
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  • century, all I want is onecentury.
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  • So the 20th century, it seemsthat the devil operated strong
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  • in the 20th century than anyother time in history.
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  • Well, where do you get that?
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  • Pol Pot, Cambodia, the KillingFields, Stalin, Gulag.
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  • How many millions?
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  • --how many millions?
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  • Idi Amin, Adolph Hitler, you goon and on.
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  • The Ukraine.
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  • Hitler, we know, purposelystarved over ten million in
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  • the Ukraine.
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  • They asked him about it, hesaid, ten million is a
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  • statistic, nobody pays anyattention to that, but one
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  • person starved to death, oh,that brings emotion.
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  • Over 100 million people in the20th century, totally
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  • obliterated, life was taken fromthem by demonic people.
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  • By demonic people.
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  • Normal human beings can't dothat, this was Satan in the
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  • lives of those who destroyedmany thousands, millions, the
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  • 20th century, the bloodiestcentury of genocide in the
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  • history of humanity.
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  • It was, we might say, thedevil's century.
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  • Who's our enemy?The devil.
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  • Then we've got to ask thequestion,
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  • what kind of war are we in?
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  • We're in a war, let's look atthe battlefield in which we're
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  • fighting this war.
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  • It's a different kind ofbattlefield, very different kind
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  • of battlefield.
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  • I want you to look at Matthewchapter number 10.
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  • Jesus is speaking, he tells usabout the battlefield.
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  • Listen.
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  • Verse 26, therefore, do not fearthem, for there is nothing
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  • concealed that will not berevealed, or hidden that will
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  • not be known.
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  • Jesus said, when I tell you inthe darkness, speak in
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  • the light.
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  • And what you hear whispered inyour ear, proclaim abutting
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  • the housetops.
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  • Do not fear those who kill thebody, listen carefully, but are
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  • unable to kill the soul.
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  • But rather fear him who is ableto destroy both soul and body
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  • in hell.
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  • What's he saying?
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  • Don't worry about those who cankill our bodies.
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  • They're not made to lastforever, we've talked
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  • about that.
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  • What is made to last forever isyour soul and my soul.
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  • We've defined that anything thatis not flesh is our soul.
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  • And therefore, we're in a warfor soul.
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  • You see how much more criticalit is?
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  • The battle we're in is not, youknow, for our bodies, that's not
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  • the war we're in, it's a bodyfor that soul, that part that
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  • will be with you and be with meforever and forever and forever.
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  • There's where the battle is.
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  • And that battle is ten zilliontimes more critical than any
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  • human physical wars we findourselves in.
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  • It's our soul.
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  • That's where the war is, andthat is the most critical war
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  • that anybody can be.
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  • It's a battle for the soul, thatintangible part of us.
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  • And we have in our world a senseof spirituality.
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  • The biggest religion in Americais spirituality.
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  • And those who are spiritualpeople, they do not accept the
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  • soul as we do, because theirLord God Almighty is science,
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  • and science can't define it andsee it and and spell it out and
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  • put it out where we can all getahold of it.
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  • You see, that's what happened,it is the soul.
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  • And when birth takes place,fire, passion comes out in
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  • every individual.
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  • That's our soul.
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  • What we do with that fire, whatwe do with that passion that's
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  • within every human being is soimportant.
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  • Billy Graham, he had that firewhen he was born, and Billy
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  • Graham took that fire in hislife and when God called him and
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  • changed his life he took thatfire and he became
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  • Johnny One-Note.
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  • Billy Graham had a chance to runwith a very prominent candidate
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  • to be Vice President of theUnited States.
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  • He turned it down.
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  • He had offers from colleges,universities, businesses,
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  • corporations that you would notbelieve on this earth.
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  • And he just turned his back onall of that, he said, I have one
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  • thing I do, I'm in the soulbusiness for God.
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  • And that one thing that he did,that is true spirituality.
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  • By the same token Janis Joplin.
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  • Janis Joplin was born, bang, shehad that fire, gifted, creative,
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  • smart, passionate, but she wasscattered all over the place.
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  • Drugs, sex, fun, literature,songs.
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  • Janis was gifted, greatlygifted--
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  • of Billy Graham, but she got soscattered and so confused at all
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  • the lack of oneness, she wasdead at 27.
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  • Twenty-seven.
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  • So we have this fire, but thatfire has to be held together by
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  • the glue that Jesus Christ givesto every personality.
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  • So there is fire and there isglue.
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  • There is fire and there iswater.
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  • You can take steel and put it infire and you can bend it around
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  • but water will take that andtemper that and let it stay
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  • in place.
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  • We have to have both, fire andcontinuity.
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  • Fire and continuity.
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  • It is our soul, and that iswhere the battle is for you and
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  • for me in this world.
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  • Our enemy is the Devil, thebattle is in spiritual areas.
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  • And we know the battle for thesoul is what this cultural war
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  • is all about.
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  • Don't be misled.
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  • Then we ask, what are theweapons of the enemy?
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  • What are the weapons that Satanis using in this war?
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  • We talked about them.
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  • There's a battle for truth.
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  • It's amazing to me in thepostmodern age how truth is
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  • totally confused.
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  • It's diluted.
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  • And truth becomes whatever youwant it to be.
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  • What would you like to be true?
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  • What is really happening?
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  • You see this?
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  • Oh, I don't know, I'm gonnainterpret the way I wanna
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  • interpret it.
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  • So truth is absolutely a majorissue at this moment, this day
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  • and age.
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  • What is truth?
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  • Truth is under attack.
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  • Also satan has put peace bannersall over the playing field, all
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  • over the battlefield, saying,let's make peace.
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  • Oh yeah.What did Jesus say?
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  • He said, peace I bring to you,but not the peace that the world
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  • gives, his kind of peace istotally different, ladies
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  • and gentlemen.
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  • What kind of peace does he giveus?
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  • The world says cessation ofconflict.
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  • Okay, we're gonna compromise,we're going to make peace.
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  • And here's God and Satan, whydon't they just get together?
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  • That would be the thing to do,wouldn't it?
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  • Oh no, Jesus says, I come tobring peace in a different way
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  • than the world.
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  • What kind of peace did he bring?
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  • What kind of peace did he giveto us?
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  • Peace with God through Christ,peace with ourselves, we need
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  • it, and peace with other people.
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  • That's a supernatural peace thathe brings to the table, and
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  • that's his weapon.
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  • What is the primary weapon thatSatan uses?
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  • Satan most wants, more thananything else, to destroy
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  • the family.
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  • How's that working out?
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  • How is that working out?
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  • The reason we're so dogmaticabout marriages we conduct in
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  • this church, it's because we tryto work clearly with the bride
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  • and the groom to let them knowoutside of the decision they
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  • make for Christ, this is themost life-changing,
  • 00:17:45.320 --> 00:17:48.357
  • determinative decision they'llever make.
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  • So we don't marry everybody whowalks in the door, and a lot of
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  • the families get upset about it.
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  • That's okay, unless we'remarrying in Christ, we have seen
  • 00:17:55.831 --> 00:17:59.835
  • through all of these years whathappens.
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  • Satan is in the business ofdestroying the family.
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  • What weapon is he using primaryto destroy the family?
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  • We go right back.
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  • It is sex.
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  • Let me tell you something.
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  • Here are parents, here are thechildren.
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  • The sexual understanding ofchildren as they move away
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  • different from their parents, itbegins to change the family.
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  • And then the next generation,those children move further away
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  • from the sexual understanding oftheir parents, it even gets a
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  • greater distance.
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  • This is what is happening.
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  • This is what was happening.
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  • This is what's taking place.
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  • And the very core of the family,united in God, in Christ, one
  • 00:18:48.517 --> 00:18:55.290
  • flesh, oh, it's being destroyed.
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  • That is the primary target ofSatan in this whole universe,
  • 00:18:58.794 --> 00:19:04.333
  • and he loves to attack families.
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  • Then we have to question, well,how do we win the war?
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  • We see all the barrage we'repart of in our secular world.
  • 00:19:13.609 --> 00:19:18.113
  • we see the family as beingdecimated right before us,
  • 00:19:18.146 --> 00:19:20.916
  • redefined, marriage redefined,family redefined.
  • 00:19:20.949 --> 00:19:25.454
  • Well, what weapons do we have?
  • 00:19:25.487 --> 00:19:29.291
  • What weapons do we have in God'sarmy?
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  • I can tell you, we are going towin the cultural war.
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  • How do we know that?
  • 00:19:37.432 --> 00:19:40.769
  • Because light eliminatesdarkness.
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  • Because truth is stronger than alie.
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  • And because the Lord JesusChrist is King of Kings and Lord
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  • of Lords, and not just averbiage, he really is,
  • 00:20:03.759 --> 00:20:08.730
  • in actuality.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • What's the secret weapon thatwe've got?
  • 00:20:15.203 --> 00:20:18.540
  • That we forget?
  • 00:20:18.573 --> 00:20:21.643
  • A weapon that always wins, aweapon that is invincible, a
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  • weapon that is so powerful inthe cultural war that we have
  • 00:20:26.114 --> 00:20:29.851
  • for the souls of humanity.
  • 00:20:29.885 --> 00:20:31.520
  • What is that weapon?
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  • I can tell you what it is, it isthe blood of our Lord
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  • and savior Jesus Christ.
  • 00:20:37.592 --> 00:20:43.799
  • And what do we do?
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  • We have to have and usesanctity.
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  • Whoa, sanctity?
  • 00:20:48.704 --> 00:20:50.439
  • Absolutely.
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  • We need sanctity.
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  • We are saints.
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  • If you're in Christ and Christis in you, he's your Lord and
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:58.480
  • your savior, guess what you are?
  • 00:20:58.513 --> 00:21:00.482
  • A saint.
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  • And as a saint, I'll tell ya,that's a battle that we'll
  • 00:21:01.850 --> 00:21:05.687
  • always win, because you and I assaints, we're the blood bank of
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  • God Almighty, and we will getengaged in a war and we will be
  • 00:21:11.927 --> 00:21:16.732
  • the blood bank and that bloodthrough you and me, which is
  • 00:21:16.765 --> 00:21:20.068
  • Agape love flowing out, isabsolutely invincible.
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  • Now we're going to win the war
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  • if we are tenacious, strong,
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  • and we just don't quit.
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  • By the way, a saint is supposedto be nice, right?
  • 00:21:41.123 --> 00:21:47.496
  • Wrong.
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  • Saints are not nice.
  • 00:21:51.433 --> 00:21:53.869
  • Nice people never end up on across, have you noticed that?
  • 00:21:53.902 --> 00:21:56.705
  • You ever heard, there's a realnice person and we had to
  • 00:21:56.738 --> 00:21:59.374
  • kill them?
  • 00:21:59.408 --> 00:22:00.742
  • That never happens, never hashappened.
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  • Saints are not nice because webecome warriors in the culture
  • 00:22:02.544 --> 00:22:07.215
  • in which we live, and that's notpopular, that's not accepted,
  • 00:22:07.249 --> 00:22:13.855
  • that'll pull us away from thisand charge us into this.
  • 00:22:13.889 --> 00:22:17.225
  • Oh yeah.
  • 00:22:17.259 --> 00:22:18.894
  • Saints are not nice, they'rewarriors and they keep on, keep
  • 00:22:18.927 --> 00:22:23.632
  • on, keep on keeping on.
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  • How do you become a saint?
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  • The old Broadway thing.
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  • ♪ Why not take all of me? ♪
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  • ♪ Take all. ♪♪
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  • Remember that old Broadway?Take all of me.
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  • We go to the Lord, I go, Lord, Iwant you to take all of me.
  • 00:22:37.712 --> 00:22:42.284
  • When I made my commitment toChrist, a long time ago, I went
  • 00:22:42.317 --> 00:22:44.986
  • down the aisle, they handed me acard, I didn't know what to say,
  • 00:22:45.020 --> 00:22:47.889
  • I was a Christian, I said, Lord,I give you all that I am and all
  • 00:22:47.923 --> 00:22:51.193
  • I'll ever be, that's exactlywhat I wrote down.
  • 00:22:51.226 --> 00:22:53.628
  • I give you all that I am and allthat I'll ever be.
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  • The only problem is I've taken alot of that back.
  • 00:22:56.264 --> 00:23:00.302
  • Here It is, Lord, I lay it all,oh, we take it back.
  • 00:23:00.335 --> 00:23:04.573
  • And so we say, Lord, why won'tyou take all of me?
  • 00:23:04.606 --> 00:23:07.008
  • I wanna be in your army I wantto be a saint, a true Christian.
  • 00:23:07.042 --> 00:23:12.314
  • And the Lord said, well, justgive me all.
  • 00:23:12.347 --> 00:23:14.249
  • I have.
  • 00:23:14.282 --> 00:23:15.784
  • It's gonna take grace.
  • 00:23:15.817 --> 00:23:17.118
  • Oh, yeah, Lord, I've given yougrace, just give me all, that's
  • 00:23:17.152 --> 00:23:19.921
  • all, take all of me.
  • 00:23:19.955 --> 00:23:23.825
  • And then we become his bloodbank and that blood is the Agape
  • 00:23:23.859 --> 00:23:28.096
  • love of God in Jesus Christ, andnothing can stop that flow from
  • 00:23:28.129 --> 00:23:33.602
  • the life of a saint.
  • 00:23:33.635 --> 00:23:35.837
  • Remember we talked about this?
  • 00:23:35.871 --> 00:23:38.306
  • This is part two of how to winthe war.
  • 00:23:38.340 --> 00:23:41.610
  • We talked about this.
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  • What do we do?We speak love.
  • 00:23:43.078 --> 00:23:49.684
  • What do we teach? You remember?Truth.
  • 00:23:49.718 --> 00:23:54.389
  • How do we live?Pure.
  • 00:23:54.422 --> 00:23:57.092
  • What happens when anyonemeasures up to these beginning
  • 00:23:57.125 --> 00:24:01.096
  • steps of sainthood?
  • 00:24:01.129 --> 00:24:03.331
  • Persecution.
  • 00:24:03.365 --> 00:24:05.767
  • Persecution.
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  • If you're not at cross-purposeswith individuals and peoples and
  • 00:24:07.836 --> 00:24:13.708
  • cults and understanding in thisworld, you're not in the battle.
  • 00:24:13.742 --> 00:24:17.946
  • You're not in the battle.
  • 00:24:17.979 --> 00:24:19.281
  • You may think you are, you'renot in the battle.
  • 00:24:19.314 --> 00:24:22.517
  • To win the war there has to bean attitude that Winston
  • 00:24:22.551 --> 00:24:27.822
  • Churchill had.
  • 00:24:27.856 --> 00:24:29.190
  • Remember Churchill?
  • 00:24:29.224 --> 00:24:30.559
  • He spoke to his alma mater andhe gave a short address in the
  • 00:24:30.592 --> 00:24:32.928
  • middle of the Second World War.
  • 00:24:32.961 --> 00:24:34.763
  • He said, never quit.
  • 00:24:34.796 --> 00:24:37.532
  • He said, never, never, never,never, never, never, never,
  • 00:24:37.566 --> 00:24:41.536
  • never, never, never quit.
  • 00:24:41.570 --> 00:24:43.972
  • That's it.
  • 00:24:44.005 --> 00:24:46.675
  • We must never quit because theblood of Jesus Christ is more
  • 00:24:46.708 --> 00:24:53.081
  • powerful than anything thisworld will ever, ever, ever,
  • 00:24:53.114 --> 00:24:57.519
  • ever, ever, ever understand.
  • 00:24:57.552 --> 00:24:59.054
  • [audience applauding]
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  • male announcer: For a limitedtime, Dr. Ed Young would like to
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  • send you a copy of his sermonseries, "Culture Clash."
  • 00:25:06.428 --> 00:25:09.264
  • Dr Ed Young: Ladies andgentlemen, we are in a war.
  • 00:25:09.297 --> 00:25:14.035
  • male announcer: There's a battlegoing on for the moral fabric of
  • 00:25:14.069 --> 00:25:17.739
  • our culture.
  • 00:25:17.772 --> 00:25:19.140
  • The church, marriage, truth, andlife itself are all under attack
  • 00:25:19.174 --> 00:25:21.776
  • by those who wish to remove Godfrom our world.
  • 00:25:21.810 --> 00:25:25.113
  • Dr Ed Young: They're seeking toredefine everything in
  • 00:25:25.146 --> 00:25:30.051
  • our culture.
  • 00:25:30.085 --> 00:25:32.053
  • male announcer: So how do westand strong in our faith and
  • 00:25:32.087 --> 00:25:34.222
  • help turn the tide when ourculture seems lost?
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  • In his series, "Culture Clash,"Dr. Ed Young gives us the
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  • answers from God's Word to themoral crisis we face today.
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  • These and compromising messageswill challenge you to stand up
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  • and help win our culture back toGod.
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  • To get the series, "CultureClash," call the number on your
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  • screen, or go online atwinningwalk.org.
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  • it's our gift to you for yourfinancial support of The
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  • Winning Walk.
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  • Dr Ed Young: We're in a culturalwar, one that is intended not
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  • only to redefine marriage, butwill have a devastating impact
  • 00:26:03.685 --> 00:26:07.355
  • on the family.
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  • As Christians, what are we todo?
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  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 says that ifmy people, who call by my name,
  • 00:26:12.360 --> 00:26:19.000
  • will humble themselves and prayand seek my face and turn from
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  • their wicked ways, then, saysthe Lord, I will hear from
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  • heaven and will forgive theirsins and heal their land.
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  • I want to challenge you to setaside time each day at 7:14 in
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  • the morning and 7:14 in theevening to seek God's face.
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  • I've been doing that now forseveral weeks and I can tell
  • 00:26:41.389 --> 00:26:43.925
  • you, when that alarm goes off onmy phone, it's a privilege to
  • 00:26:43.958 --> 00:26:47.629
  • take a moment and seek the faceof God on behalf of the land in
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  • which we live.
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  • If we will truly turn our eyestoward him in prayer, he will
  • 00:26:53.768 --> 00:26:58.606
  • intervene against the forcesthat are tearing our families
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  • and our world apart.
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  • It is my prayer that you willspend this time daily with the
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  • Lord, 7:14 in the morning, 7:14,in the evening.
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  • Spend that time as we seek toturn our lives back over to him.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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